Family

On Being Off Balance

This weekend was full of celebration for Baby Boy H. It was great to gather with friends and family in Spartanburg on Saturday morning, but it was also surreal as I opened little footed-bear pajamas and overalls and baseball outfits. It isn’t that I haven’t felt pregnant because I certainly have (just ask Sam…on second …

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Those First Students

I’ve been thinking a lot about my first students from my first class this May. Been wondering about whether they and their families are in this same position. The never-ending cycle is real and haunts too many people in our society: But this subsidized housing is all she can afford. Most of Houser’s paycheck goes …

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Noisiness

Yesterday, the world was quiet in our neck of the woods. Snow covered everything as we slept wondering what the next morning would hold. It was wonderful to take the pups out for our walk and to see that very few people were out and about. Almost every house had their cars parked in their …

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Silence

It’s been a week since I’ve been to this place that has slowly become a space where I have figured out who I am and what I am supposed to do with these breaths I’ve been given. Sure, I’ve taken longer leaves of absences from this, but this time it was for a purpose not …

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Glitter Carpet

At our church, each family takes turns cleaning the church. This week, we all worked together, so I found myself in our nursery vacuuming glitter from the snowflake ornaments the class made in Sunday School. Our girls are a part of that class and I thought about how thankful I am for a congregation that …

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